Click on our interactive map to see highlights of this walking tour of Philadelphia's Northern Liberties neighborhood.
Northern Liberties, a Philadelphia neighborhood north of Center City along the Delaware River, has been touted as “emerging” for more than a decade, but it finally seems to have arrived. Recently unveiled Piazza at Schmidt’s, a local developer’s one-acre interpretation of a Roman piazza, has strengthened No Libs’ pulse against all economic odds. Sample the indie flavors in this 1.6-mile walking tour, but don’t hesitate to stray off the path and look up and around. No Libs’ 17th-century origins as a country retreat overlap with its more recent industrial heritage and current artsy vibe to make for a kind of architectural Wild West.